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Channel News Asia sneakily adds names to legitimise quotations

Channel News Asia sneakily adds names to legitimise quotations

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Sleight of hand by national broadcaster not well played. Tsk.

Channel News Asia published a half-assed article a couple of days ago extolling the virtues of F1 Singapore.

To make their point, they made use of anonymous sources to supply quotations acting as if it is appropriate and OK by journalism standards.

Which is not very healthy, considering CNA is not exactly New Nation.

Check out the original article:

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After drawing some flak and probably realising the Interweb is laughing at their professionalism, CNA decided to add some generic names and identification of nationalities to the sources to give the quotations some attribution and credibility.

Check out the altered article:

The usual practice of news outlets is to alert the reader to any editing of the article post-publication. This is what flagging is all about. It helps to build and enable trust because readers want to know when the publication is messing around with them.

But as a press in a class of its own, Channel News Asia is exempted from this international standard.

S’poreans invited to play ‘Spot-The-PAP-Supporter’ game

S’poreans invited to play ‘Spot-The-PAP-Supporter’ game

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Channel News Asia’s Conversations with PM Lee turned into game show format overnight.

Singaporeans have been having a ball of a time since last night spotting pro-PAP members in the audience at Conversations With PM Lee on Sept. 14, Channel News Asia’s television forum where political bloggers were dropped from the invite list like hot potatoes at the last minute even though they were slated to attend weeks earlier.

So far, out of the 50 people supposedly from all walks of life who were invited to share their thoughts (except dirty ones) with Our Supreme Leader, it has been discovered that more than a handful have applied for membership with the ruling party.

Mr Foo Peow Yong, Douglas, PBM , CEO of Sakae Sushi. Patron of Siglap CCC 2011-2013.

This photo is stolen from Joshua Chiang. (http://www.facebook.com/joshuafly)

Several members of the public, who New Nation confirmed are not PAP supporters, said they are excited to be given this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spot PAP supporters who wanted to pass off discreetly as normal people.

But all of them felt the difficulty level of the game is not as high as Where’s Wally?

So how can the difficulty level be improved then?

One of the non-PAP supporters said: “They should just pull strings behind-the-scenes. That way, more difficult to spot.”

*All pictures here stolen from theonlinecitizen.